Thursday, November 12, 2009

CA Trip & Jackson's Smile Art Benefit

(photo by cameron ingalls)

Jackson and I spent the past week in California visiting with friends and family. We loved seeing familiar spots and friendly faces. We were even able to make it to the gallery opening for the Jackson's Smile Art Show Benefit. We had such a wonderful time seeing friends and making new friends! Thank you to all who came to support Jackson and for the generous donations. We are slowly trudging through Jackson's medical debt but we know we are not doing it alone. We can't thank you enough for your loving support.

Unfortunately, Sunday night, while we were still in California, Jackson started to run a fever. We have spent the past 4 days trying to figure out what was going on since his fever has been consistently around 103.5. Yesterday, we spent 2.5 hours at the doctor's office running tests... Flu test came back negative. Blood test showed elevated white blood cell count. Following a chest x-ray and urine test, it appeared Jackson was on the onset of bacterial pneumonia coupled with conjunctivitis. So he's now on antibiotics and eye drops and we're hanging low.

To end on a happier note... Just wanted to reiterate how lovely it was to see good friends...

(photo by jessie clarke)